Brain & Brawn 5k and 5k Challenge

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October 01, 2016

Whitemarsh Preserve Trail on Wilmington Island
October 1, 2016 8am
Join the Society of Women Engineers for the Brain & Brawn 5k and 5k Challenge!

You have the choice of running just a 5k or sign up for our 5k Challenge to put your brain and your legs to the test! Medals will be awarded to the top finishers and top in age groups for the 5k and 5k Challenge. All ages welcome, children 6 and under register for free! Strollers are also welcome, just remember that part of the race is on a dirt trail. Registration fees for the 5k Challenge are waived for families of 3 or more (Please register at the same time to receive discount)!

5k Challenge!

Each participant in the 5k Challenge will run at the same time as the 5k and must complete 6 Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related activities along the course. Activity stations are tailored for kids and adults of all ages! Don’t forget, registration fees will be waived when you register a family of 3 or more!


Can’t run but still want to participate in the event? Please sign up here or email the race director to volunteer to help out the day of the race! Volunteers will receive a discount code for their immediate family to register for the race.

Raffle Drawing Prizes!

There will also be a raffle drawing, which will be held during the awards ceremony.  You do not have to be present to win and is not limited to race participants.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five, and will be available for purchase with your registration, at packet pickup, on race day, or through the race coordinator. Raffle prizes will be raffled off as separate packages. Please check back here, our website, or facebook page often as we add items to our raffle prizes!

Pandora Bracelet!
$15 Road ID gift certificates (6 individual drawings)


Parking is available at the Memorial Health Buildings at the intersection of HWY 80 and Bryan Woods Rd (1001 Memorial Ln). From the parking lot, follow the path south along Bryan Woods Rd and into the woods. The parking lot is approximately 0.25 miles from the 5k start. There will be signs at the parking lot and along the path to direct you to the start line. We will also have lots of signs directing you along the 5k route.

Packet Pickup and Last Minute Registrations!

Septebmer 30 at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah (3405 Waters Ave) from 3-6pm
October 1 at the starting line (Whitemarsh Preserve Trail) 7-7:45am


Please check back here, our website, or facebook page for more information on the Society of Women Engineers Savannah Coastal Empire. We will post updated information on the race course map and raffle prizes at all three sites, so check back often!

Course Map

Frequenty Asked Questions

If you don’t see your question here, pease don’t hesitate to contact the race director: [email protected]

Is the race open to both men and women?

Yes! The race is open to men, women, children, and adults! We would love to encourage family participation in the 5k Challenge (see below), so we have waived the registration fee of $2.50/person for families of three or more registering at the same time for the 5k Challenge.

What is the 5k Challenge?

The 5k Challenge is held at the same time as the 5k. Participants must complete 6 STEM activity stations along the route! All activities are tailored for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy.

What is STEM?

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics!

Are strollers allowed?

Yes! Just remember that part of the race is on a dirt trail.

Are children free?

Yes! Children 6 and under can register for free.

Can I register the day of the race?

Yes! We will offer day-of registration from 7am-7:45am at the start line.

Where can I park?

At the Memorial Health building parking lots at HWY 80 and Bryan Woods Rd.

How far is the start line from the parking lot?

Only about 0.25 miles. We will have lots of signs up to direct you to the start line.

How do I buy a raffle ticket?

You have the option to purchase raffle tickets at the end of your registration. You can also buy them through the SCE SWE website or email the race director at [email protected]. Tickets are $5 each, or $20 for five.

Will there be aid stations along the route?

Yes! We will provide water, fruit and other refreshments along the route and at the finish line.


Yes! Porta potties will be available at the start/finish line.

Emergency first aid?

Yes! An ambulance will be on site.

Is the race dog friendly?

Yes! Leashed dogs are allowed at the race (but please don’t forget to clean up after your pet!).

Thank you to our Bronze Level Sponsor: Armstrong State University

Thank you to our Gold Level sponsor: Thomas & Hutton

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


5k (3.1 miles of beautiful trail running)

October 01, 2016 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers

5k Challenge (includes 6 STEM activity stations along the route!)

October 01, 2016 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers

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